Archives for February 2019

AC AFL Will Announce Team Name March 7th

Atlantic City AFL has announced that the team will unveil the official name, logo, and uniform designs on March 7 at 6 p.m. at Ovation Hall located in the Ocean Resort Casino. Of the 1,750 plus name submissions from fans, the top five choices voted on were: Atlantic City Blackjacks, Atlantic City Gamblers, Atlantic City High Rollers, Atlantic City Jackpot, and Atlantic City Royals. The team has been working through process of developing logos, colors, uniform designs, branding elements and the overall identity of the team surrounding the name selection. The official name, logo, and color scheme will be unveiled at the event.

ACUA Website Involved In ‘Cyber Incident’

There’s been something wrong with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority website and officials are labeling it a cyber incident. The authority says no sensitive data has been compromised and they have a cybersecurity firm examining what happened. They’re looking to determine the nature of the incident as well as its scope. The FBI is not confirmingthat it has an investigation going.

Reports: Harper Signing With Phils, 13 Years, $330 Million

13 years, $330 million. That’s the deal the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to with prized free agent outfield Bryce Harper. The announcement comes following a long and drawn out process where a number of clubs solicited Harper for his services. What the deal does not include, reportedly, are any opt outs.

Gilliam Cleared In Casino Brawl, Fauntleroy Will Pay Fine

The mayor of Atlantic City has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from a fight outside a casino last year.
Frank Gilliam Jr. was caught on video in November in a brawl with several people outside the Golden Nugget casino on Nov. 11. A judge hearing the case Thursday in nearby North Wildwood, where it had been transferred to avoid a conflict of interest, dismissed assault and harassment charges against the mayor. City Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy II, who was with Gilliam at the time, was fined $500 fine for impeding traffic in a public space.

AC Maylor Cleared of Criminal Charges

Atlantic City’s mayor has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from a fight outside a casino last year. Frank Gilliam Jr. was caught on video in November in a brawl with several people outside the Golden Nugget casino on Nov. 11. A judge hearing the case earlier today in nearby North Wildwood, where it had been transferred to avoid a conflict of interest, dismissed assault and harassment charges against the mayor. The fight came less than a month before FBI agents raided Gilliam’s house, removing cardboard boxes and computer equipment while carrying out a search warrant. Federal authorities have not said what they were looking for, and no charges stemming from the raid had been announced as of Thursday.

May 24th The Date For Resumption Of Train Service

Philadelphia to Atlantic City rail service, out of service since last fall, will resume on May 24th, according to NJ Transit announced Wednesday. Federal regulators have given official approval to New Jersey Transit for a two-year extension to complete the implementation of a required emergency braking system. The Federal Railroad Administration sent a letter this week that said NJ Transit met six key criteria by the end of December. NJ Transit and several other railroad operators around the country had sought and received extensions past the original Dec. 31, 2018, deadline mandated by the federal government.

Budget Introduced By Cape May County Freeholders

There’s a public hearing scheduled at the end of March to talk about a $161.2 million spending plan introduced by Cape May County freeholders. That’s a 5.6% increase over the current budget and it raises the tax rate three-tenths of a cent. That public hearing happens March 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Freeholder Meeting Room at the County Administration Building, 4 Moore Road, Court House.

Female Wrestlers Make Debut In High School Championships

When thousands of fans pour into Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall to watch this years individual wrestling championships, they’ll watch history in the making. 60 girls will becompeting in 10 weight classes this week in hopes of becoming New Jersey’s first state girls wrestling champions. That’s the first time that’s happened in the event’s 86 year history.

Child And Adult Die In EHT Crash

Authorities say a fiery two-vehicle crash has left an adult and a child dead. The accident in Egg Harbor Township occurred around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the two victims were in a southbound SUV that collided with a northbound car. The SUV overturned and caught fire, trapping the two victims inside. The adult and child were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names and further details about them have not been released. The car driver was treated at a hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

AC Police Promotions

The Atlantic City Police Department promoted seven Sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, and elevated five Special Law Enforcement, Class II officers to Police Officer. The new officers join two fellow Class II officers that were sworn in as Police Officers on Tuesday.